Every destination will have that one place of worship that members of a community will consider as their principal choice. There will be a special about place of worship that will make people believe in its divinity. For the Muslim community in Thiruvananthapuram, that place is the Palayam Juma Masjid. Also known as Masjid-i Jah?n-Num?, meaning the 'World-reflecting mosque, the Palayam Juma Masjid is the principal mosque in the city. The mosque is a Juma Masjid, which stands for a congregational mosque.
The history of the Palayam Juma Masjid dates back to 1813 AD when it was first constructed as a small mosque. Over the course of years, additions were done and renovations were made, keeping the mosque relevant through the changing times. The mosque in its present-day structure was renovated in the 1960s and was inaugurated in 1967 by the then President of India Dr. Zakir Hussain. There is a small church and a temple very near to the mosque, symbolizing the religious harmony that is a benchmark of Kerala’s social structure. The Mosque is located in Palayam, right in the heart of the city and is visited by devotees from far and wide.
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